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Helicopter Damselfly

Megaloprepus caerulatus


The adaptations are something that always amazes me, imagine that this insect is capable of flying practically in any direction, I have seen them fly vertically in front of a spider web, to be able to catch the spider, fly backwards, then return to the horizontal position and go out with its prey, then look for a branch to rest and eat. This wonderful insect is 22 cm long, it is native to the rainforests of Central America, they are seen from sea level to 1600 meters. They like forest clearings where they can find food, insects and spiders. The last photo shows a similar species looking for a spider in its web.


Rainforest, gaps and edges of forest.


At this moments is considered the World Biggest Damselfly

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1 Comment

Ornithoptera80 11 months ago

Wow, what a iconic species!!!

Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira

Las Horquetas, Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 13, 2019
Submitted on Nov 14, 2019

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